Jul 11, 2018
A year round supply: Nursery management training for Off-season vegetable crops in SAFII
Field-based training on “Nursery Management for off-season production of Cauliflower and onion has recently been completed at Khatrithok Krishak Samuha, Pragatishil Krishak samuha, Pokharebeshi Krishak Samuha and Nawajagaran Krishak Samuha of Khatrithok, Chilaune, Pokharebeshi and Chaap respectively, by our Agriculture officer Mr. Anjesh Shrestha and Ms. Deepika Adhikari, with the assistance of our social mobilizer Mr. Birendra Tamang.
Based on the learning of previous training, the farmers of the above groups, prepared the land, incorporated the fertilizers, solarized the field for 10 days (covered the prepared area with plastic to kill weed, pests and pathogens) and soaked onion seeds for 12 hours before sowing seeds.
On the day of the training, the farmers learned about raising the seed bed and building the tunnel in a way that prevents the seed from the rain, as rain water can lead to fungal diseases and rotting of seeds.